traumatic neuroma


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neuroma

 [noo͡-ro´mah]
a tumor or new growth largely made up of nerve cells and nerve fibers. adj., adj neurom´atous.
acoustic neuroma a benign tumor within the auditory canal arising from the eighth cranial (acoustic) nerve. Hearing loss begins in the teens or early 20's and may be surgically managed. Acoustic neuroma is a manifestation of Type II neurofibromatosis.
amputation neuroma traumatic neuroma occurring after amputation of a limb or other part.
neuroma cu´tis neuroma in the skin.
false neuroma one that does not contain nerve elements.
plexiform neuroma one made up of contorted nerve trunks.
neuroma telangiecto´des one containing an excess of blood vessels.
traumatic neuroma an unorganized bulbous or nodular mass of nerve fibers and Schwann cells produced by hyperplasia of nerve fibers and their supporting tissues after accidental or purposeful sectioning of the nerve.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

trau·mat·ic neu·ro·ma

the nonneoplastic proliferative mass of Schwann cells and neurites that may develop at the proximal end of a severed or injured nerve.
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traumatic neuroma

n.
A proliferation of Schwann cells and axons that may develop at the proximal end of a severed or injured nerve.
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trau·mat·ic neu·ro·ma

(traw-mat'ik nūr-ō'mă)
The nonneoplastic proliferative mass of Schwann cells and neurites that may develop at the proximal end of a severed or injured nerve.
Synonym(s): amputation neuroma, false neuroma.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

trau·mat·ic neu·ro·ma

(traw-mat'ik nūr-ō'mă)
The nonneoplastic proliferative mass of Schwann cells and neurites that may develop at the proximal end of a severed or injured nerve.
Synonym(s): amputation neuroma, false neuroma.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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FNA results were inconclusive, and core biopsy yielded the result of traumatic neuromas.
Traumatic neuromas are rare, with relatively few cases identified in the literature since 2000.
Traumatic neuromas are a well established finding in patients status post amputation; however, traumatic neuromas in patients who have undergone mastectomy is not widely reported.
Traumatic neuroma of the mandible: A case report with spontaneous remission.
In cases of fine needle aspiration biopsy, ultrasound was able to detect traumatic neuromas in the neck in the absence of any clinical signs of neuromas.
Sonographic features of traumatic neuromas after neck dissection.
Traumatic neuroma is most frequently located in the tongue, lips, (1,18) and mental nerve area.
The cases diagnosed included 15 (42.9%) traumatic neuromas, 10 (28.6%) solitary neurofibromas, 2 (5.6%) neurofibromas associated with neurofibromatosis type I, 4 (11.4%) neurilemmomas, 1 (2.9%) PEN, and 3 (8.6%) MPNSTs.
We performed an extensive immunohistochemical study of the traumatic neuroma. The surgical specimen was tested for S- 100 protein, neurofilaments, neuron-specific enolase, CD56, CD57, and synaptophysin (table).
Normally a traumatic neuroma has a dense fibrous appearance with little vascularity.